Don’t forget, you’re single now. You don’t have anyone you’re going home to anymore. So, if you’re out and you meet a girl who you’re attracted to and have a connection with, make sure to get or give ANY kind of contact information or at very least her NAME sooner than later because you might not know when she’s going to leave. Plus, if you don’t give enough indication that you’re into her because you’re running around like an idiot, don’t be surprised when you find out she left without saying anything.
I know you don’t like feeling like you’re trying to pick up women superficially, or that showing interest in one is displaying disinterest in her friends, but stop and think through some way to continue the connection instead of self-sabotaging and running away from your feelings behind the mask of innocence. Give yourself a chance to discover something that could be good for you.
I hope I don’t have to remind you of this too many more times, because it’s already been multiple times. Get your shit together.